About

Chitra Ragavan is the Chief Communications Officer at Gem, an enterprise blockchain platform company based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to Gem, Chitra served as a senior strategic advisor to the CEO of Palantir Technologies, the $20 billion big data analytics unicorn. Before joining Palantir, Chitra was a nationally recognized reporter at U.S. News & World Report magazine (U.S. News), and National Public Radio (NPR). Chitra has a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Bachelors degree in biochemistry and biology from the University of Mumbai, India. In her free time, Chitra loves photography and is an aspiring novelist.

At Gem, Chitra is responsible for shaping and executing the company’s global media and public relations strategies. She also is responsible for cultivating and maintaining Gem’s investor relationships and helping shape Gem’s visibility in the nation’s capital. At Palantir, Chitra tackled challenging projects such as: creating new business verticals through innovative projects and strategic alliances; spearheading commercial diplomacy initiatives worldwide to help launch Palantir’s global presence; and creating Palantir’s corporate social responsibility strategy and crafting the initial tier of philanthropic projects and commitments.

Prior to joining Palantir, Chitra was a nationally recognized correspondent at U.S. News & World Report, (U.S. News) and National Public Radio (NPR). Chitra has a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Bachelors degree in biochemistry and biology from the University of Mumbai, India.

In her free time, Chitra is an accomplished photographer and an aspiring novelist, and loves spending time with her family. You can see some of Chitra’s photographs at saffronimages.com, or visit facebook.com/SaffronImages.

Photo Courtesy of: Sharmila Photography